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Laura Bates interview: 'Two years ago, I didn't know what feminism meant'

I found my opening question for Laura Bates on the front page of the Daily Mail this week. Every now and then a columnist manages to distil a great cacophony of opinion into one simple sentence – and on Wednesday the Mail's Sarah Vine did just that. Lord Rennard's political drama had by then grown …

Distressing issues with feminism

Great to read Decca Aitkenhead's interview with Laura Bates (25 January). Dispiriting, as a so-called "third wave feminist", to recognise the familiarity of experiences of harassment of what could be my granddaughter's generation, but heartening to know that there is a worldwide resurgence of …

10 Women in Wikipedia: Meetup/Art And Feminism You Should Know

Wikipedia has changed the way we hunt for and gather our information, but it’s not a bible of knowledge. There are countless figures absent from the …

Lily Allen is right: feminism needs women to stop being horrible to each other

The battle for gender equality is in danger of turning into a bitchfight. First, it was the suffragettes v the suffragists, then it was femininity v …

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Lily Allen: feminism, hotdogs and throwing up in cabs

While the rest of us spent the latter half of last week furiously pumping up paddling pools and dousing our limbs with Factor 50 in anticipation of the blistering March heatwave, Lily Allen was chained to her Twitter account defending comments she made in a recent interview published in Shortlist. …

Academics Anonymous: sexism is driving women out of science

"There really should be a rule against women having children in science."<p>"Well I'm not hiring her, she was on maternity leave."<p>"Sorry about all the women in this laboratory, but at least they're good to look at."<p>When I heard each of these statements from my professor, I was stunned. But the more …

US destroyer to conduct more drills in Black Sea amid Crimea crisis

ABOARD THE USS TRUXTUN, Bulgaria (Reuters) - The USS Truxtun, a U.S. guided-missile destroyer, will carry out more exercises with allied ships in the Black Sea, its commander said on Saturday, the latest Western response to Russia’s actions in Ukraine.<p>Andrew Biehn, Commander of the USS Truxtun, a …

The 20 photographs of the week

The best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

This column will change your life: other minds

Among philosophers, the "problem of other minds" refers to an old puzzle: how could you ever be sure – totally sure – that anyone else has a mind at all? How do I know you're not all highly convincing robots, or hallucinations I'm experiencing? Taken to extremes, these stoner-ish thoughts lead to …

10 of the best Tony Benn quotes - as picked by our readers

1) “If we can find the money to kill people, we can find the money to help people.”<p>Tony Benn was interviewed in Sicko, Michael Moore’s documentary film about the health industry in the US. Explaining the post-war creation of the welfare state, he said the popular mood of the 1945 election was: “If …

Chipotle Introduces New Vegan Burritos and Tacos Across the Country

They're called "Sofritas," they're made of tofu, they're 100 percent vegan, and they're pretty darn delicious. The saucy, crumbled, sausage-like filling, which can be ordered in any of Chipotle's burritos, tacos, or salads, has thus far been available in select markets (find out where at …

Meet the Donart: The vegan doughnut-tart hybrid dessert

Now vegans can get in on the hybrid dessert trend, thanks to the Donart.<p>The Green Radish vegan food truck in New York City unveiled the Donart on Facebook this week, the half-doughnut half-tart masterpiece that will be available beginning in March.<p>James Rafferty, owner of The Green Radish, created …

The Ultimate Vegan Cookie Recipe Collection

01 of 09<p>If you're avoiding sugar, there's a number of sugar subsistutes you can use to whip up a delicious batch of vegan cookies - maple syrup, …

V3k Ultra in Wales: the world's first vegan mountain race

With a 55km route crossing all of the country's peaks over 3,000ft and backed by a plant-based rationale, the V3k Ultra in Wales may just be the meanest, and leanest, mountain race in the UK.<p>"The Welsh 3,000s is one of the classic fell running routes. It has everything; amazing rugged mountains; …

Ed's Final Vegan Diary: Reflecting on Vegan Month

Ed's Vegan Diary<p>Ed's Vegan Dairy, Week 1: I'm Going Vegan This Month To Keep Kenji Company Ed's Vegan Diary, Week 2: Getting Tight With Tofu Ed's Vegan Month Week 3: The Home Stretch (For Cousin Terry) Ed's Vegan Month Week 4: The Final Week<p>It's safe to say it's not an accident that I chose …